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If I had surgery to remove metastatic osteosarcoma from my lungs, would I need to have the whole lung removed?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Avoid

Having the whole lung removed is called a pnemonectomy.
A pneumonectomy should be avoided in surgery for metastatic disease.

In brief: Avoid

Having the whole lung removed is called a pnemonectomy.
A pneumonectomy should be avoided in surgery for metastatic disease.
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Not necessarily

Because it is metastatic, this surgery is often times "palliative", in other words not curative.
A solitary lesion would undergo a wedge resection, removing a portion of the lung. Metastatic disease throughout lung may require total pneumonectomy. In palliative therapy one does not want to disable patient further, .

In brief: Not necessarily

Because it is metastatic, this surgery is often times "palliative", in other words not curative.
A solitary lesion would undergo a wedge resection, removing a portion of the lung. Metastatic disease throughout lung may require total pneumonectomy. In palliative therapy one does not want to disable patient further, .
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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